Vivid Audio announces new loudspeaker

The Vivid Audio Moya M1 flagship loudspeaker uses a low frequency design involving eight 9-in alloy drivers.

The Moya M1 is a 5-way, 13 driver system featuring four extensively braced bass enclosures, each with aerodynamically optimised reaction-cancelling ports. Each module houses two C225-100H, 225mm alloy diaphragm bass drivers arranged in a horizontally opposed configuration, the magnets are united by a steel tie-bar to attempt to eliminate cabinet vibration and minimise any turbulent effects which may limit low-end linearity.

Equipped with 100mm voice coils in a 45 mm gap radial magnet system, the eight side-firing C225s are complemented by two front-firing C175-76, 175mm carbon fibre reinforced mid-bass drivers, a single C100SCu,100mm carbon-fibre reinforced mid-range, a D50DLC, 50 mm aluminium alloy upper midrange dome and a D26DLC 26 mm aluminium alloy tweeter.

The Diamond-Like Coated (DLC) is featured on the aluminium alloy dome and tweeter and the process involves a material that can be applied to the surface of the aluminium domes at a temperature well below melting point. The contrasting properties between the DLC and the aluminium substrate aims to heighten shear losses and dampen the break-up.

The speaker makes use of a passive, five-way, fourth order Linkwitz-Riley crossover in three parts, where the mid and high sections are placed away from bass sections. Sound Design Distribution will distribute the speaker for Vivid Audio in the UK.

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